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    "Sir can we have linux on our PCs please?"

    Not bad from a Year 5 8O Any relation to Geoff? :P

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    I wish we had that happening here!!

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    Wow... I wonder what their brother/father/sister does for a living/has a hobby in?

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    His surname isn't 'Dell' is it?

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    But what was your reply?

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    What's Linux?

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    An operating system - like windows but better.

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    An operating system - like windows but better.
    Much, much better

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    Could have been worse...

    They might have asked for MACs... 8O :P 8O

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    I know of several kids who run linux at home, even had parents complain about problems with teacher putting windows only coursework on the VLE
    "do a mspowerpoint of such and such for homework" !
    I've been doing an extended schools club that is focused mostly on linux and that has helped to a certain extent, word travels fast.

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    I think the youngest attendee of my local LUG is 12 (comes with his father some times).

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    LiveCD may be an option for one or 2 PCs?

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    Or an Edubuntu server + PXE boot - the educational software may be very beneficial.

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    Re: Just been asked.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    had parents complain about problems with teacher putting windows only coursework on the VLE
    "do a mspowerpoint of such and such for homework"
    They make a good point, no? Why should we assume that all the families have PCs with Microsoft Office installed?

    For a while, we have had a couple of copies of MS Works around the school for those people who save stuff in the wrong format by mistake. I also recently installed Open Office for similar reasons.

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